Zara Larsson, Melanie Martinez
No gimmicks, no costumes
and no glazing over the everyday issues that we all encounter, Kelsey’s
songs are raw and will engage listeners from all walks of life. Born and raised
in Princeton, New Jersey, Kelsey’s music has a celestial and delicate ambience,
transporting the listener to a dream-like state where they can truly resonate
with the conversational nature of her lyrics. This reflects what Kelsey herself
looks for in the music she listens to, having stated that she loves music that
can mentally captivate her and control and change her emotions.
Kelsey’s music is certainly
emotionally driven, thematically encompassing issues such as dealing with
depression, love lost, mistakes made and separation from friends. Her
track Nobodyalludes to the
haunting experience of being lost to the memory of a loved one and feeling like
a stranger to someone you once knew so well. On the related theme of
vulnerability and hopelessness, Stayexplores the difficulty of being stuck and the
inability to leave a dysfunctional and toxic relationship. The enchanting
electronic sounds paired with Kelsey’s soulful voice can be likened to pop
superstar Halsey, who Kelsey has previously stated as a major inspiration to
Having worked with influential names in the music business, such as producers and writers for big names such as blackbear, BTS, Britney Spears and Lil Wayne – Kelsey is sure to make an explosive debut.
Kelsey’s songs have a genuine and organic sound to them, achieved through writing original music in her bedroom and coffee shops. She begins her musical endeavour just as she propels herself into studying music at NYU Steinhardt.
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